Our Wish For You is a gift filled with a parent’s wish for their child. Perfect for a new baby, young child, or a big kid.
When I first became a mom, I remember people telling me that the days are long, but the weeks are short. I couldn’t agree more. In what sometimes feels like the blink of an eye, my first born went from being a smiley, bundle of baby joy to an amazing almost 5-year-old. Seriously, this kid blows me away.
While time can sometimes feel like it’s moving by way too fast, the one time of day that seems to pause is bedtime. Bedtime is seriously my favourite part of the day. There are no distractions, no to-dos, I can simply enjoy being with the most important people in my world, my family.
We talk, cuddle, read stories, and of course sing lullabies. I treasure those moments with both my almost 5-year-old daughter and my little baby girl.
When the room gets quiet and I know that it’s almost time for me to leave and let them sleep, I can’t help but think about all the things I wish for them. While I have no idea what their lives will look like, there are certain things that I wish for both of them.
I wish for them to find love and joy wherever they go, to see the silver lining, live in the moment, and most importantly to be themselves.
One night, while both of the girls were asleep in bed, I continued to think about all the things I wish for them. So, I sat down at my computer and I created a file called “Our Wish For You” and I started filling it with ideas.
By the end of the evening, I had more wishes than I ever could have imagined. Thinking about their lives – their childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood – there are so many things that I wish for them. I wish them to laugh, to take advantage of every wonderful opportunity, and always know how much their dad and I love them.
I wanted these wishes to be more than just thoughts or words on my computer screen. So I created a little gift for each of the girls. They are both filled with the same wishes, but they look a little different.
My baby daughter’s nursery is filled with rich, chocolate brown wooden furniture, so I created chalkboard art for her room.
My older daughter has white painted wood furniture in her room, so I created lighter floral art for her bedroom.
With watercolour painted flowers at the top and bottom corner of the picture, Our Wish For You is almost like a garden of wishes. Each little wish colourfully adds to the garden of happy things that we wish for both of our kids.
Making this gift was sincerely a joy, but giving it to my almost 5-year-old was even better. We sat down on the couch together and before I could read through the gift, she exclaimed, “I love it! Can I put it in my room?”
When I read through the gift with her, she laughed at the personal wishes and I explained some of the other ones. After reading through all of it, she thanked me with a big, squeezing hug. “I’m going to keep this forever!”
I can’t wait to read Our Wish For You to my baby daughter. Until then, she loves looking at it on her wall. My baby smiles at the picture every time we cuddle in the chair to read a bedtime story.
Make Your Own “Our Wish For You” Gift!
Are you looking for a perfect new baby gift? Birthday gift? Or nursery art? You can customize your own gift and fill it with all the wishes you have for a baby or child. Here is the link to the instant download of Our Wish For You and the instant download of Our Wish For You – Chalkboard Edition.
Our Wish For You is also available as a custom copy version. With this version, the image is designed for you. You will receive a JPG filled with all of your wishes. Here is the link to the custom copy version of Our Wish For You and Our Wish For You – Chalkboard Edition.
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